SPECIALIZED VENGE PRO DISC 18
If you're looking for an all-out, wicked-fast race bike, look no further than the Venge ViAS Pro Disc. Every facet of it was born in our Win Tunnel, so it's insanely stiff and snappy and has a 116-second advantage, compared to the Tarmac SL5, over 40km.
In our Win Tunnel, every tube, trailing edge, and design cue was made for speed. It's also Rider-First Engineered™ to ensure that every frame size experiences uniform performance. Front-end stiffness, meanwhile, was increased by 30% over the Tarmac.
For this iteration of the Venge, however, we spec'd it with a traditional stem and our S-Works Aerofly handlebars. And while there is a slight loss in aerodynamics with this configuration, it makes set-up and changes to the overall fit far easier than with the ViAS system. Of course, this disc version of the Venge also changes the game with undeniable stopping power without any penalty to the aerodynamic profile, so you get powerful hydraulic disc braking without any sacrifices.
Then there's the crisp and ever-precise Shimano Dura-Ace groupset and Roval CL 64 wheels that amplify the overall performance of this race rig. So when it comes to racing, the Venge Pro refuses to be outdone.
- The Rider-First Engineered™, FACT 11r frame design has made the Venge the stiffest, most aerodynamic bike that we’ve ever created. Every tube shape, trailing edge, and design cue was influenced by hours of testing in our Win Tunnel, computational fluid dynamics, 3D printed prototypes, and real-world rider feedback. And ultimately, this resulted in the fastest bike we’ve ever made.
- Designed in our Win Tunnel, the fork features a top-end S-Works FACT 11r carbon construction that helps to cut through air like a hot knife through butter.
- A 52/36T S-Works crankset is incredibly stiff, with a chainring grouping that's equally suited to big alpine climbs as it is to throwing down the gauntlet on the flats.
BOTTOM BRACKET Praxis 6806 bearings
CHAIN Shimano Dura-Ace,11-speed
CRANKSET S-Works carbon fiber, alloy spider
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Dura-Ace 9100, braze-on
CASSETTE Shimano Dura-Ace 9100, 11-speed, 11-30t
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Dura-Ace Disc 9120
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Dura-Ace 9100, 11-speed
REAR WHEEL Roval CL 64 Disc rim, Roval AFD2, Centerlock, DT Swiss 240 internals, 11-speed, 12x142mm thru-axle, 24h
INNER TUBES 700x18/25mm, 80mm Presta valve
FRONT TIRE S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
REAR TIRE S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
FRONT WHEEL Roval CL 64 Disc rim, Roval AFD1, Centerlock, 21h
SADDLE Power Expert, 143mm, nylon base, synthetic leather, hollow titanium rails
TAPE S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel
SEATPOST Specialized Venge Aero seatpost, FACT carbon
HANDLEBARS S-Works Aerofly
STEM Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
PEDALS Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors
SEAT BINDER Specialized Venge assembly
FORK S-Works FACT 11r carbon, full monocoque
FRAME FACT 11r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, Win Tunnel Engineered, internal cable routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, carbon OSBB, flat disc mount